QUEER AS FUCK.
I don’t feel transgender any more. I used to be a woman and at one point identified as one, and am very proud of that. To be told by some politico trans people that saying that undermines my identity as a trans man just makes me feel invisible all over again. I don’t identify with people who want to fit into binary gender norms for the sake of “normalcy.” I can be normal and still be a man who used to be a woman. LUCAS SILVEIRA, playing with the Cliks on Pride’s South Stage June 29; and solo on the North Stage, July 1 10:30 pm. $10. Buddies in Bad Times Cabaret, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555. cherry BoMB 5 year anniversary addition Dance party with DJs Cozmic Cat, Denise Benson and DJ Jerus Nazdaq. 9 pm to 3 am. $5. Andy Poolhall, 489 College. CherryBombToronto.com. crush Party Pride edition Pride Week kickoff mixer. 8 pm. $5. Central, 603 Markham. id-tap-that.com. an evening oF caBaret Hosted by Troy Jackson. 9 pm. $5-$10 sliding scale. Glad Day Bookshop, 598A Yonge. gladdaybookshop.com. FilMs and archives – caPturing the “truth” Panel discussion with documentary filmmaker Lynne Fernie, video artist Wil Craddock and others. 2 pm. Free. Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, 34 Isabella. clga.ca. #ForallgaMerssaKe Meet-up on video games, gender and queerness, hosted by Jamie Woo. 1 pm. Free. Glad Day Bookshop, 598A Yonge. gladdaybookshop.com. get out: gay learn to KayaK The LGBT outdoor club offers lessons. 5 pm. $55. Old Mill subway. Pre-register getoutcanada.com. neWcoMer Pride celeBration Gardening, face painting and entertainment for LGBTQ+ newcomers and friends. 1-3 pm. Free. Access Alliance, 3079 Danforth. accessalliance.ca. PoP Machine Pride edition 10 pm, $5 before 11 pm, $10 later. Waylabar, 996 Queen E. 647292-2290. Pre-Pride Party DJ Danny Verde. Doors 10 pm. $10-$20. Fly, 8 Gloucester. 416-410-5426. Pride KicK-oFF BaseBall gaMe Get Out Canada game. Noon. $10. Riverdale Park East Diamond. getoutcanada.com. songs My Brother taught Me Forte men’s chorus presents songs by composers including Cole Porter, Rufus Wainwright and Elton John, Broadway greats and more. 7:30 pm. $35, adv $30. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square. forte-chorus.com.